Valentine’s Day In Hong Kong doesn’t have to be all about fancy dinners and chocolates, and when 99 roses don’t cut it anymore, it’s time to do something different. Here, we present 10 creative, non-cliché date ideas that will keep things interesting
1/10 Whisky and chocolate pairing
Explore the art of whisky with Hong Kong’s leading whisky education and events company, Malt Masters. The two-hour workshop, guided by the Malt Masters whisky ambassador, will include a premium flight of four different single malt whisky expressions along with four selections of luxury chocolate.
Prefer to pair your chocolate with wine? There’s options to pair the golden liquor with cheese, cigar or enjoy it with a whisky tasting session.
2/10 Cocktail workshop
Treat the cocktail lover in your life to a fun, educational workshop hosted by The Woods. Whether it’s a shaken Margarita or a stirred Negroni, The Woods mixologists will teach you how to make your favourite tipple with proper cocktail-making techniques.
The workshop begins with a Woods welcome cocktail, followed by an introduction and tastings of five spirits. By the end of the session, you should be able to get behind the bar and make yourself a drink.
Price: Minimum spend of HK$6,000 (two to 16 pax)
Surprising your adventurous half with a glamping experience—right here in Hong Kong. Located on the southwestern tip of Cheung Chau island, Saiyuen offers over 40 tents with different themes, from Native American Teepee, The Mongolian Ger to Romantic Tree Cocoon.
The most glamorous of them all is the Star Gazing Geodesic Dome, shaped like an igloo with breathtaking sunset views over the sea. Watch the stars twinkling in the night sky from the comfort of your bed through the transparent ceiling of the dome—it’s a truly magical experience for nature lovers.
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4/10 Fly and dine
Spoil your special someone with a five-star helicopter experience taking place at The Peninsula Hong Kong. The 18-minute “flight-seeing tour” will take you around Hong Kong to enjoy views of Victoria Harbour, as we as the beaches and bays of South Hong Kong Island.
Back at the hotel, top off with a luxurious afternoon tea set at The Lobby, or indulge in the exclusive dining offerings at one of the hotel's award-winning restaurants.
Price: HK$ 5,758 for two persons
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5/10 Tea tasting workshop
Channel your inner zen at this tea tasting workshop hosted by Plantation by Teakha, a craft tea company with a mission to share the wisdom and heritage of tea-drinking through firsthand stories, tastings and discussions.
The tea master will take guests through a journey of tea, exploring a range of tea leaves, from green, white, oolong to black, along with stories of their origins and artisans.
Price: HK$380 per person
6/10 Sausage-making masterclass
Do you like sausages that much that you want to make your own? Head over to Feather & Bone's sausage-making masterclass led by master butcher Steve. You will learn how to butcher, grind season the meat by following the Feather & Bone signature sausage recipe, or get creative with your choice of wine, beer, paprika, sage, onion and more.
The price includes a three-hour workshop with free-flow beer and house wine and a kilo worth of sausages to take home, rounded off with a sit-down sausage feast at Feather & Bone Mid-Levels.
7/10 Aqua Luna dim sum cruise
Valentine’s Day celebration in Hong Kong can’t get more authentic than feasting on dim sum on a Chinese wooden junk boat. The Aqua Luna dim sum cruise sets sail every Monday and Friday and departs from the Central or Tsim Sha Tsui pier.
As you arrive at the old fishing port of Aberdeen, you’ll be sampling dim sum specialties prepared by Dim Sum Library while taking in the sights of vintage junks, sampans and luxurious private yachts docking side by side.
8/10 Baking class
Valentine’s Day is all about sweetness, and handmade pastries are a winning recipe to impress that special someone. ABC Cooking studio has a diverse range of courses available if you wish to master the art of baking and cooking.
Or, you can opt for a trial class, which includes a selection of seasonal and regular recipes. For February, the seasonal options are a two-tone matcha roll cake, cat paw choux and marshmallow, and cheesy bacon ring.
Price: From HK$280
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9/10 Personal styling
Something different to do with the woman or man in your life on Valentine’s Day, a personal styling package with My French Elegance can help them find confidence in their style.
Style and image consultant Celine provides a range of styling services—whether it’s experimenting with a different style, decluttering the wardrobe or a complete makeover, there’s a way to help someone you care about to feel their best.
With plenty of Instagrammable locations around the city, why not capture them all with your favourite person on Valentine’s Day?
Forget about the tripod and leave it to Hong Kong’s talented photographers to capture your sweet moments against the dynamic cityscape. In the end, you will take home with you not only the good memories but also a collection of photos that will make for a special keepsake.
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